Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tie One On Tuesday!

You guys bring out the animal in me! ROAR! Okay, that sounded better in my head then it does typing it out on my keyboard. Now I just feel creepy and weird-like a 40 year old man standing on the corner in a boy scout outfit. This week's Tie One On Tuesday is all about animal cocktails. Now, I'm not talking about drinks with animals in them or even animals mixing cocktails (I haven't perfected the dogs mixing my drinks yet, the no thumbs kind of get in the way). I'm talking about cocktails with animal names.

First up in our cocktail zoo is The Pink Squirrel
1 oz creme de noyaux
1 tbsp white creme de cacao
1 tbsp light cream
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Next on our zoo cruise is the Funky Monkey-a few of these you will be dancing on tables and throwing things at people who are staring at you.
1 oz gold rum
1 oz creme de bananes
5/8 oz dark creme de cacao
3 oz coconut milk
1 banana
coconut flakes
Blend with ice until smooth. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with coconut flakes.

Ouch! What just bit me? Oh, that's just the Barking Spider! This drink packs a punch!
1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
3/4 oz 151 rum
1 dash triple sec
1 dash sweet and sour mix
1 splash orange juice
Serve over ice in a collins glass, or blend for a frozen version of this drink.

These animal cocktails are like nothing Noah encountered. If you drink a pair of these babies, you will definitely be seeing pink elephants!


Krissi said...

OK, the name is terrible (I had an ex that used "barking spider" as a euphemism for farts), but that drink looks tasty!

Becky said...

Wow! Great names and recipes!!!